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Aug 11, 2004
Daily Fringe: Kim Surkan
Kim Surkan

Kim Surkan adds her voice to the Daily Fringe, going from Illusion to Everything and Nothing. She'll continue to file reviews, so keep checking.
Aug 8, 2004
Daily Fringe: Jaime Kleiman
Jaime Kleiman

Jaime's now talking about "Whoppers," Kevin Kling's talking thing; "This Love Train is Unstoppable," and "23 Across." These join her review of "Death Penalty Puppetry" : Muppets, behaving badly, but with a Message.
Aug 7, 2004
Daily Fringe: Val Valentine
Val Valentine

Val Valentine has written her take on "Before Dark" at the Minneapolis Theater Garage (also read about Goddess Menses, "No Exit," tequila, and other things Fringed).
Aug 2, 2004
Not Meeting Expectations: MCAD McKnight Fellowship Show
Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon exerts tough love for the MCAD McKnight Fellows.
Aug 2, 2004
A Life in Language: Patricia Kirpatrick
Cheryl Reitan

Cheryl Reitan reviews Patricia Kirpatrick's first book, "Century's Road," which collects decades of this poet's work, widely published in journals and anthologies but til now uncollected.
Jul 19, 2004
Temporary Relief, No Permanent Satisfaction: Low
Chris Godsey

Chris Godsey reviews Low's "A Lifetime of Temporary Relief: 10 Years of B-Sides and Rarities," on Chairkickers Union. What is the relation of a listener to the figment of imagination that is a band?
Jul 13, 2004
White Boxes: Ryan Amundson at Washington Galleries
Julia Durst

Julia Durst describes Ryan Amundson's installation "Accepting the Rhythm" at Washington Galleries in Duluth.
Jul 13, 2004
Anything's Possible: "The Cult of Dorian Grey"
Lightsey Darst

Lightsey Darst hangs on to her hat at the Red Eye; Gerry Girouard's "Dorian Grey" is both fantastic and incomplete--but great, somehow, despite all.
Jul 13, 2004
Times Three: The Norman Conquests
Dean Seal

Dean Seal found the three-part drama "The Norman Conquests" to be too good to miss--so don't miss it!
Jul 4, 2004
Beauty May Be a Cruel Aesthetic: Space T.U. Embrace at the Southern
Lightsey Darst

Lightsey Darst writes kinesthetically on "Space T.U. Embrace" as they looked at the Southern last month: the extraordinary performance is embodied in her virtuoso language.
Jun 27, 2004
In Medias Res: Punching It Out with Appearances at Soo VAC
Ann Klefstad

“Untitled 3: Third Annual Juried Show,” to July 18, Soo VAC, 2640 Lyndale Avenue S. Curated by Olukemi Ilesanmi, assistant curator of visual arts, Walker Art Center, and Sylvia Chivaratanond, guest curator, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Jun 25, 2004
Transfigured Dreck: Liz Miller
Michael Fallon

Liz Miller’s show at Augsburg, "Failure of an Eloquent Defense," caught Michael Fallon’s eye, and he describes it here. The show is up through July 11, and you can see more of Liz Miller’s work at Soo VAC in “Untitled 3.”
Jun 19, 2004
Theater Review: The Other Side of a Story
Dean J. Seal

"With Love From Ramallah" showed at the Mixed Blood Theater, produced by Mizna, an Arab American forum.
Jun 9, 2004
Justice: Independent Film Lives Again in Minneapolis
Dean J. Seal

"Justice," an independently produced local feature film, recently debuted at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis. Here's a take on what it is and how it works.
Jun 9, 2004
Theater Review: Baudelaire Lies
Dean J. Seal

An experimental production intrigues at Franklin.
Jun 9, 2004
Image Dump: Home to the Unheimlich
Jaime Kleiman

Image Dump Exhibitions will hold another opening for this show on June 19th. It will run through July 18th. Please call 612-379-2133 for more information.
Jun 9, 2004
Zeitgeist : Shape Shifting: Shades of Transformation
Juliet Patterson

This highly recommended performance will reprise Thurs. - Sat., June 10 - 12, at 8 pm at Studio Z, 275 Fourth Street Suite 100, in St. Paul. Tickets $10.
Jun 2, 2004
Art Review: Mortality in Deer and Infants at the Soap
Jakki Spicer

Jakki Spicer here reviews the Project Rooms now up at the Soap Factory.
Jun 2, 2004
Art Review: Hearts, Brains, and Donuts at the Soap Factory
Andrew Knighton

Andrew Knighton ventures into the Soap Factory's redolent expanses and finds the mixed blessings of Romance.
May 26, 2004
Dance Review: “The Hungry Stones" at the Southern
Natalie Harter

Natalie Harter reviews “The Hungry Stones,” a rich dance/drama by Katha Dance Theater, at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.
May 19, 2004
Book Review: The Forms Belief Takes
Dean Seal

As part of our upcoming emphasis on public art and architecture, Dean Seal reviews a book recently published by University of Minnesota Press on church architecture.
May 17, 2004
Dance Review: Incomplete "Metamorphosis," Awesome "Awedville"
Lightsey Darst

Two new ballets from the James Sewell company are uneven but dazzling in places.
May 17, 2004
Dance Review: Studio 2A (Wednesday, May 5)
Lightsey Darst

Lightsey Darst conveys in beautifully choreographed language a set of dances that take ballet out of the proscenium and put it in our midst.
May 16, 2004
Book, Art Review: The Clothing of Honor
Dean J. Seal

Dean Seal reviews the fine exhibition of Plains Indian shirts at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The show was only up through May 16, but there is a book just out from University of Minnesota Press that serves as the exhibition’s catalogue.
May 2, 2004
Dance Review: SOLO: Live to Dance/Dance to Live
Natalie Harter

Natalie Harter ventures to the Southern Theater for SOLO, performances by the 2002 and 2003 McKnight Artist Fellowship recipients in dance, to see what’s possible when dancers are paid for their passion.

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